identity politics

Labor’s Push For A National Gender Centre Is Informed By Radical Academic Philosophies And Not Facts
9 May 2019

Labor’s Push For A National Gender Centre Is Informed By Radical Academic Philosophies And Not Facts

Should it be elected on the weekend of May 18, the Labor Party has promised to offer free sex change procedures, set up a tax payer-funded National Gender Centre, and appoint a new Commissioner for Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status Issues. This is completely in keeping with the party’s fixation with social justice. To be clear, when the
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Children Lose Out If Academics Shade Literature With Gender Politics
8 February 2019

Children Lose Out If Academics Shade Literature With Gender Politics

The news that academics from Queensland University of Technology are demanding that the selection of texts recommended by the national curriculum should “better reflect the sexual diversity of the classroom” provides us with more evidence that academics are more interested in engaging in political activism than they are in imparting the knowledge and wisdom of great literature. To put books
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Anti-Australia Day Activists Claim There Is A Groundswell Against January 26. Polling Says Otherwise
16 January 2019

Anti-Australia Day Activists Claim There Is A Groundswell Against January 26. Polling Says Otherwise

If your only way of finding out about what’s happening in this country is either by listening to ABC or reading the Guardian, you’d think the entire country is embarrassed about being Australian, wracked with guilt about Australia’s history and overwhelmingly opposed to celebrating Australia Day on January 26. Indeed, you’d likely wind up mistakenly thinking that there is a
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Australian History’s Last Stand: An Audit Of Australian History Teaching At Universities
27 December 2018

Australian History’s Last Stand: An Audit Of Australian History Teaching At Universities

Key Research Findings This report examines the way in which the history of Australia is currently being taught in Australian universities. It is based on a systematic review of all 147 Australian history subjects taught in 2018 at the 35 Australian universities that offer programs of study in history. This audit builds on research which was commenced by the Institute
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Douglas Murray – Full Interview With The Young IPA Podcast
27 August 2018

Douglas Murray – Full Interview With The Young IPA Podcast

Douglas Murray is a British author, journalist, and political commentator. He is the founder of the Centre for Social Cohesion and is the associate director of the Henry Jackson Society and associate editor of the influential British political and cultural magazine The Spectator. Murray writes for a number of publications, including Standpoint, The Wall Street Journal and The Spectator. He
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What Version of Western Civilization are Universities Offering Students?
14 June 2018

What Version of Western Civilization are Universities Offering Students?

The study of Western civilization in Australia is in crisis. This has come to light in the last few weeks following the Australian National University’s decisionto pull out from the partnership with the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation. University of Sydney historian Dirk Moses raises an interesting point when he declares that the problem is declining enrolments in the Bachelor of Arts in Australian
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Majority Of Australians Support Australia Day On 26 January
24 January 2018

Majority Of Australians Support Australia Day On 26 January

70% of Australians do not want the date of Australia Day changed, according to a new poll released today by the Institute of Public Affairs. “It is abundantly clear that everyday Australians want to celebrate our great country on 26 January”, said Dr Bella d’Abrera, Director of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program with the free market tank the Institute
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How Our Teachers Score Top Marx
4 December 2017

How Our Teachers Score Top Marx

At the end of last week, the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English convened in Melbourne for its annual conference entitled ‘’Now, Gods, Stand Up for Bastards!” which is a direct quote from King Lear. Given that the symposium had been designed by English teachers, for English teachers, referencing the Bard, in this case, was entirely fitting. However, it
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Indigenous ‘Voice To Parliament’ Decision A Win For Liberal Democracy
3 November 2017

Indigenous ‘Voice To Parliament’ Decision A Win For Liberal Democracy

A recent decision of the Turnbull Coalition government has affirmed the bedrock principles of Australia as a proud liberal democracy. The decision of the federal government to reject the proposal for a constitutionally enshrined “voice to parliament” for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders was announced last week. The decision is a significant victory for the set of ideas upon which
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Why We Must Reject Identity Politics
31 October 2017

Why We Must Reject Identity Politics

The IPA’s Dr Bella d’Abrera explains the dangers of identity politics, and how this way of thinking is impacting Australian universities.
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